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You may have heard of Ethereum because of the role it plays in the creation of NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Or perhaps you’ve noticed it’s the second-most popular cryptocurrency, and want to get in on the action.
Either way, Ethereum is one of two cryptocurrencies that investing experts recommend beginners stick to (the other being Bitcoin), because it’s more-established than other lesser-known cryptos. So if you’ve decided that cryptocurrency has a place in your portfolio, are OK with the risks, and are ready to buy some, here’s where to start.
BEFORE YOU INVEST IN CRYPTO
Experts say it’s smart to keep your crypto investments under 5% of your overall portfolio. Crypto prices fluctuate wildly by the day, and experts also say you’d be smart not to invest more than you’d be OK losing if the market dropped out altogether. Crypto investments should also never get in the way of other financial priorities like saving for emergencies, paying off high-interest debt, and saving for retirement using more conventional investment strategies.
What is Ethereum?
Before you start buying coins, it’s important to understand exactly what